When comic Lisa Lampanelli takes the stage—as she will February 15 at Borgata’s Event Center—she’s not exactly subtle about what you can expect.
Things are going to get rough.
Lampenelli dubs herself comedy’s Queen of Mean—though a lovable Queen of Mean—and even uses the web address insultcomic.com for her website. That’s pretty much telling it like it is.
Brash, dirty, politically incorrect, really dirty, unsettling, really, really dirty, savage – look, the chick is dirty … they’re all pretty accurate descriptions of Lampanelli’s act.
And in recent years, thanks to appearances on Howard Stern’s Sirius radio show (where he can go off uncensored) as well as a host of Comedy Central roasts and her own HBO comedy special “Long Live the Queen,” Lampanelli’s stock keeps rising. It also didn’t hurt that she was on season five of “Celebrity Apprentice.”
Lampanelli comes to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa this time out as a changed woman. Oh, she’ll still skewer anyone—including herself—but coming off a failed marriage, she’s lost about 100 pounds and has given herself a new look.
“It’s so dramatic, I don’t recognize myself. I want to get out and date properly now that my divorce is final. Those experiences will make for great stories in the future shows,” Lampanelli recently told the Las Vegas Sun.
Ready for the big one this Sunday? Make that three big ones. BorgataPoker.com’s Garden State Super Series II wraps up this Sunday with hundreds of thousands in guarantees on the table. Here’s a look at what you’ll find online at BorgataPoker.com:
- GSSS II Championship events:
o At 4:30pm, we’re hosting a $25,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em tournament. The buy-in for this one is $50.
o At 5:00pm, we’re hosting our big $150,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em tournament. The buy-in for this one is $200. There is a mega satellite at 3:30pm that feeds into this event with 15 seats guaranteed.
o At 5:30pm, we’ve got a $75,000 No Limit Hold’em event. This one costs $1,000 to get into. There is a $50 satellite at 4pm with 10 seats guaranteed.
- The GSSS II tournament series concludes with our evening events:
o At 6:00pm, we have another $15,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em event with a $50 buy-in.
o At 6:30pm, we have our $100 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament with a $30,000 Guarantee.
o At 7:00pm, we close out our series with a $50,000 Guaranteed tournament with a $500 buy-in. There’s a 5-seat guaranteed satellite into this event at 5:30pm.
We all love a bonus and want a bonus. Let’s face it, most of us could really use a bonus. But did you ever think about the word “bonus?” We mean really think about it.
Now, of course a bonus can come at work or be an extra free throw when the other team has gone over the foul limit. But this is the definition that we’re talking about today.
“Something welcome and often unexpected that accompanies and enhances something that is itself good”—from whatever they call the Google dictionary (which is possibly Google dictionary).
That’s the kind of bonus we like here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Especially when we talk about BONUS SLOT DOLLARS®.
Starting today, Thursday, January 22 through Saturday January 24, slots players at Borgata can receive instant bonuses while playing. Think about it. You’re just playing Borgata’s wide selection of slots, enjoying the action and Bam … you win a bonus between $1 and $100 in BONUS SLOT DOLLARS®.
That’s something good, kind of unexpected (well, this blog post aside) and it definitely enhances something already good, which is playing at Borgata.
Valentine’s Day is the holiday of romance, as we all know, but when it comes to celebrating it, well, a little elegance can go a long way.
Now don’t get us wrong. If you and your honey like to toast Valentine ’s Day with a can of beer and a bag of Fritos, more power to you.
But every now and then, it’s worth a bit of indulgence to do Valentine’s Day right. Say with a few glasses of some of the world’s most famous champagnes along with light nibbles prepared by Borgata’s world-class chefs.
And as luck would have it, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has a Valentine’s Day event exactly like that. On Saturday, Febraury 14, Borgata presents Bubbles … by Veuve Clicqout as part of the Savor Borgata Series in our Tesoro Lounge at 4pm.
Here’s the description from Savor Borgata:
“Spend the afternoon with Veuve Clicquot and enjoy an escalating flight of bubbles. Taste everything from Clicquot’s simplest house to their renowned La Grande Dame while enjoying light nibbles to complement the flavors and aromas of each champagne.”
But here’s a little more to that rundown than meets the eye. Simply put, Veuve Clicquot is the name in champagne (which is always French by the way, as opposed to sparkling wine.) The French Champagne House was founded in 1772, making it older than the U.S. itself.
For couples looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day date, a lot of petty well-worn, almost clichéd scenarios come to mind. There’s the flowers, the candy, candlelight dinner, slow dancing at a romantic lounge … you know the drill.
Nothing wrong with going with the classics.
But for some it might be time to shake things up a little. And Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa may have the perfect Valentine’s Day show to do just that—Comedian Artie Lange appearing at The Music Box.
Loud, obnoxious, offensive, dirty, funny as hell … Lange just screams Valentine’s Day.
Truthfully, the former Howard Stern sidekick brings an unbelievable honesty to his stand-up act, unapologetically discussing the dark side of a life marred by heroin addiction, depression and a suicide attempt, all outlined in his book Crash and Burn.
Lange is a survivor, though anyone who follows his Twitter account (or his new podcast) knows controversy is never far away.
But there’s one thing you can’t deny about Lange … he’s funny.
Here’s a sample.
“I’ve never been swimming, and that’s because it’s never been more than half an hour since I last ate.”
We always look for themes when we bring you the big online winners for the week. Sometimes we get a particularly hot slots game like Loot’EnKhamen or Borgata’s online players have a pretty good week at BorgataPoker.com.
But when you think about it, that’s pretty much the theme every week. Online play at Borgata results in slots jackpots and poker wins. For the week of January 5 – 11, Borgata online paid out better than $25K in tournament wins and jackpots.
It’s a good theme and we’re sticking with it.
Here’s the big online winners for January 5 – 11.
On January 7th, Dae Kwan from New Jersey won $10,000 from a $5 “Crazy 7’s” side bet at BorgataCasino.com.
On January 11th, Rajwinder from New Jersey took 2nd place out of 358 runners in the GSSS II $75,000 Guaranteed Poker tournament (run with our partner PartyPoker) and took home $9,578 at BorgataPoker.com.
On January 11th, Melissa from New Jersey won $6,636 from a $12.50 bet playing Aztec Gold on her mobile at BorgataCasino.com.
Original Post by Will OC on the Winter Poker Open blog: http://winterpokeropen.blog.theborgata.com/2015/01/16/wpo-a-regular-that-were-certainly-missing/
Borgata “regulars” are the lifeblood of the Borgata Poker Room; the players that play in every series, grind the cash game tables daily and are constantly following the action, even when they’re not playing.
We’ve seen plenty of them throughout the first few days of the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, but one player we have yet to see and won’t throughout the rest of the series, is Pasquale Boffice of Manahawkin, NJ.
The 82-year-old former restaurateur, who owned and operated two family establishments in Toms River and Manahawkin/LBI, has been ill over the last few months and earlier this week, while most players on the East Coast were preparing for their trip to the Borgata, he was getting ready to go into surgery.
Thankfully, it was a successful procedure, but he’ll need to remain in the hospital for a few more days and then go through an extensive rehab regimen before he can get back to full health and the place he loves, the Borgata Poker Room.
Pasquale’s biggest tournament score at the Borgata came three years ago in this exact series, when he finished as the runner up in the WPO Senior’s Event, making just under $10,000.
His most recent “big” score came during the 2013 Fall Poker Open Championship event, as Pasquale battled through a field of close to 650 of the best players this region has to offer, to post a top 30 finish, making close to $8,000 for his deep championship run.
A big shout out to Rajwinder from New Jersey, who won $9,578 in last Sunday’s $75K Guarantee – part of the Garden State Super Series on BorgataPoker.com. It’s our $1 million guaranteed online tournament series running now through January 25th and it’s packed with big guarantees every day.
This Sunday, we’re putting another $260,000 on the table through a series of big guaranteed tournaments, so if you want to follow in Rajwinder ‘s footsteps, listen up.
At 5pm on Sunday, January 18th, we’re hosting a $100K Guarantee with a $200 buy-in. Bust out early? Enter our $50K Guarantee at 7pm for $500. Satellites are available for both tourneys right now and there are loads more guarantees running all weekend long.
For everything you need to know, check out our tournament page.
So there you are, planning a big weekend night out and you think to yourself “I’d like to get an early start on the night and, you know, maybe nosh a little bit.”
You may not know it, but it’s that kind of thinking that led to the creation of happy hours.
And 28 West, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s classic piano and cocktail bar does happy hour like no one else.
Think about it. At most happy hours, you can get a domestic beer and maybe, if you’re lucky, some soggy chicken wings or a bowl of those little orange fish-shaped crackers.
That’s one way to do it.
At 28 West, however, you get to sample not only the bar’s extensive craft beer menu, you get a sampling of the bar’s exclusive “Hot Bites” menu.
Introducing 28 West’s Happy Hour Beer & Bites Sampler. The sampler consists of a half serving of each hot bite selection coupled with a 6 oz. pour of each craft beer uniquely paired by our chef.
You want chicken wings? How about Thai Chicken Drumettes served with a glass of Sierra Nevada craft beer, an exceptional full-bodied ale of complex character that has a spicy bouquet of flavors that complements this sweet and fresh dish.
Now that’s doing chicken wings.